This fall, Ellen DeGeneres will join Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Fey, George Carlin and Will Ferrell in a very exclusive comedy club — recipients of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The Emmy-winning host of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is being honored for her stand-up work, her daytime show, her various hosting gigs, activism and books.
According to the Kennedy Center, recipients of the Mark Twain Prize are “people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist Samuel Clemens.”
DeGeneres will receive her award at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Oct. 22.
There apparently will be back-to-back Cinderella stories on Broadway in the coming seasons.
Producers announced Tuesday plans to bring a new musical based on the Drew Barrymore film “Ever After” in the 2013-14 season under the direction and choreography of Kathleen Marshall.
The story is set in 16th century France, where a young noble woman learns to stand up to her scheming stepmother and wins over a French prince. It will follow a production of “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” on Broadway, which is slated for next season with an updated book by Douglas Carter Beane.
Indonesian police Tuesday said they had refused to issue a concert permit for U.S. pop star Lady Gaga, citing objections from Muslim groups.
The Islamic Defenders’ Front, a group known for sometimes violent campaigns against vice, had threatened to block the planned June 3 concert, accusing her of promoting Satan worship and homosexuality. “We made the decision after considering objections from various Muslim groups who deem that Lady Gaga’s stage act is not compatible with our culture,” national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said.